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matteekay

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About matteekay

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  • Birthday 02/11/1984

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    Arvada, Colorado
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    Non-competitve competitive shooter.
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    Matt Krause

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  1. matteekay

    ESP question

    I posted the same question (to no response so far): - As far as I can tell, slide lightening cuts are now legal? 8.1.7.E makes a provision for factory machined slides. I don't see anything in 8.1.8 that forbids them, and 8.2.2.2.Z (ESP) and 8.2.3.2.Z (CDP) both allow for "Slide checkering, serrating, engraving, and other machining". I assume this covers slide windows and the like?
  2. I've loaded a grand. Not sure that I'll need all that but, then again... 4 Texas stars, lol.
  3. matteekay

    2018 IRC STAGES

    I'm getting pretty excited!
  4. Howdy, IDPA folk! I'm starting to eye the local indoor match now that revolver season is coming to a close and winter is soon to arrive. I was just re-reading the rules before dusting off my vest and flashlight and it looks like a few things have changed since I last shot IDPA (which would have been sometime in 2016). - As far as I can tell, slide lightening cuts are now legal? 8.1.7.E makes a provision for factory machined slides. I don't see anything in 8.1.8 that forbids them, and 8.2.2.2.Z (ESP) and 8.2.3.2.Z (CDP) both allow for "Slide checkering, serrating, engraving, and other machining". I assume this covers slide windows and the like? - I remember full-length and railed dustcovers not being legal. I can't find a rule on that in the 2017 book - did it change? - Lastly, and mostly as a joke... I don't see anything forbidding thumbrests other than having too much clearance between the handgun and your body when holstered. Am I just slow? (very possible) Thanks!
  5. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Many, many thanks for all your help! I'm up to 22 (reloadable with a manly slap). Until they wear in all the way I can run 22+1 to start and reload with 21-rounders. That's pretty darn good considering ONE MBX mag would have cost me more than building three MecGars and it only holds two more.
  6. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Nice! Even 22 to start with reloads holding 21 would be a huge improvement over my .45 STI (15/14). I wish I’d seen this video before. I had MBX’s for that gun and sold them off because I couldn’t get them to feed consistently - I bet this would have helped. What’s weird is MBX didn’t point me to it when I contacted customer support. Ah well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I’ll check it out as soon as I get home. Thanks! Does this work for MecGars too? And are you getting 22 reloadable? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    If I push down on the stack too far to the nose or rear and angle the rounds up, they’ll salt shaker event after they straighten out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Just installed the DAA followers and springs. Used with the TF basepads, I'm up to 22 rounds (NOT reloadable) or 21 easily reloadable. Getting the 22nd in requires some mechanical assistance at the moment but I'm hoping that will change once the springs wear in a little. I've also found that it's not too hard to make a salt shaker if I'm sloppy when loading the mags.
  10. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Perfect, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    I have two STIs and now added a RIA. The big difference I’ve found is that the RIA’s Para frame is more square and feels wider than the STI frames. Might not matter if you have decent sized hands but I have short fingers so I notice it. The gun is also considerably heavier than a plastic framed 2011 which is good and bad. Mags are a little trickier to sort out for Paras than for STIs but it’s not a huge deal. All of my 2011’s have needed some degree of tuning (including the mags). It’s just the nature of 2011’s. The big thing with the RIA’s seem to be extractors. I’ve had three RIA 1911/2011 guns and have been impressed with all of them for the price. Like any other gun on this platform, they can be tuned to have very nice triggers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Do you use those with stock springs?
  13. matteekay

    STI Eagle 2011 - To buy or not

    Absolutely! I'm running a 13# recoil / 17# hammer in my Eagle-framed gun, but that's in a .45 with a lightened slide. I have 11#/17# in my Para 9mm and seems to like that with my 147gr 132 PF 9mm loads. Like people who are smarter than me have said - springing will depend on the load you settle on. Always a good idea to get a variety pack of springs so you can adjust.
  14. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Had an hour in the garage last night. I rounded all the edges on the magwell opening, added some beveling, and gave it a rough polish. I like it enough to stick with it for a while, at least. Here's how it started...
  15. matteekay

    Rock Island Hi Cap pistols

    Thanks for the input! I think I’m going to try opening up the factory magwell’s funnel a touch first. I can always switch to the TF if I don’t like the results (or I destroy it (which is known to happen)).
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